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Fighting Co2 Pollution and Poverty while Promoting Growth: Searching for Triple Dividends in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, J.
dc.contributor.author Gerlagh, R.
dc.contributor.author Blignaut, J.
dc.contributor.author Horridge, M.
dc.contributor.author Hess, S.
dc.contributor.author Mabugu, R.
dc.contributor.author Mabugu, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-02T18:38:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-02T18:38:27Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5979
dc.description.abstract "A CGE model of South Africa is used to find the potential for a 'double or triple dividend', if the revenues raised from an energy related environmental tax are recycled into households and industry through lowering existing taxes. Four environmental taxes and three revenue-recycling schemes are compared. The environmental taxes are (i) a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) a fuel tax, (iii) a tax on electricity use, and (iv) an energy tax. The four taxes are constructed such that they have a comparable effect on emissions. The revenue is recycled through either (i) a direct tax break on both labour and capital, (ii) an indirect tax break to all households, or (iii) a reduction in the price of food. A triple dividend is found when any one of the environmental taxes is recycled through a reduction in food prices." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Poverty Reduction and Environmental Programme, no. 05/02 en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject taxation en_US
dc.subject pollution en_US
dc.subject poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject environment en_US
dc.subject environmental economics en_US
dc.title Fighting Co2 Pollution and Poverty while Promoting Growth: Searching for Triple Dividends in South Africa en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country South Africa en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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